Take heed, Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph, and all Bachelor couples of the future. Take heed. Time passes. Life happens.
Love - and fame - fades. Reality sinks in. And hits hard.
That sounds cynical, we know. But it's also factual. The Bachelor stars have not had the best track record when it comes to love lasting.
How bad is it? Simply by virtue of being together a year later, Lauren Bushnell and Ben Higgins ranked among the biggest success stories.
And they still broke up! That says it all right there.
Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi broke up after not even half that length of time after a relationship many felt was doomed from day one.
As for the latest case study beginning now?
Let's just say Colton and Cassie are up against major obstacles (if you saw the recent season, you get it), and the odds aren't great.
That's probably putting it generously. The odds are poor. Check out the full Bachelor relationship rankings by length and see how poor ...